Designing a new look for your home can be daunting. There are so many choices, themes and colors. Some are too boring, too clean, too cluttered, too daring and just not you. Here are just a few design tips to kick-start your home makeover.
Create a focal point
Whether it’s an armoire, entertainment console, piano or fireplace, create a floor plan designed around one signature piece. It will center the room. Choose neutrals to create a great canvas for a room with bold furnishings or other elements that you may want to be the focal point of your home.
The Fifth Wall
The floor is the fifth wall to any room. Don’t ignore it! Give your room character and presence by choosing a floor that works with your design.
Most tile collections have special tiles for creating designs and decorative borders within a tile pattern. These options can help you to easily put together an exquisite, detailed look for your home. But what to do if the tile you love doesn’t have matching trim pieces? Suitable replacement trim tile can usually be found.
Sizing up your options
Solid wall-to-wall flooring will increase the visual size of the room.
Color for the room you’re in
Sunny, bright yellows, oranges and reds can warm a room that lacks natural light. Cool colors such as blues and greens can add a serene feeling to a bright room. Vibrant lively colors are good for family room, kitchens and areas of entertainment.